A Light in the Dark
DFW audiences score a 2nd chance to see acclaimed musical Next to Normal in Coppell
If you missed Theatre Three's acclaimed production of the musical Next to Normal, don't fret: It's moving to Coppell Arts Center for a limited run July 21-23.
Directed by Christie Vela and with music direction by Vonda K. Bowling, Next to Normal explores a family’s raw and emotional journey through grief and mental illness as they navigate a world of therapists and medication.
The Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical has a book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt.
It originally ran at T3 June 1-July 2, 2023, as the closing show of the theater's 60th season.
The entire T3 cast returns for this Coppell run: Cara Serber as Diana, Ian Ferguson as Dan, Presley Duyck as Natalie, Aiden Valentine as Gabe, Alejandro Saucedo as Henry, and Colin Philips at Dr. Madden/Dr. Fine.
Bowling is also getting the band back together, with Dennis Langevin returning on guitar, Benjamin Brown on bass and keyboard, Kami Lujan on drums, and Bowling on piano.
“I’m excited about getting this group of spectacularly talented singers together,” says associate artistic director of Theatre Three Christie Vela. “Not in the least because our family in the show look nothing alike, and I am just in love with that. This is a powerful story about a family dealing, or not dealing, with trauma and grief. We don't need to look alike to empathize with another human experiencing pain.”
The performances will take place at the Coppell Arts Center in the Main Hall at 505 Travis St. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at CoppellArtsCenter.org or by calling 972-304-7047.
Theatre Three's 2023-24 season begins in September with Lizzie: The Musical.